The Central Bank of Iran will use assets worth 5.5 billion euros, unfrozen as part of an exchange concluded with the US, to strengthen the national currency, the rial, said the head of the Central Bank of the Republic, Mohammad Reza Farzin, Report informs.

“Yesterday we received an official letter from the Qatari authorities that the accounts of six Iranian banks were activated in two Qatari banks and today they received an amount equivalent to 5.573 billion euros,” said the head of the Iranian central bank.

Earlier, through the mediation of Qatar, an exchange of prisoners took place between Iran and the US. Iran has released five American prisoners as part of a deal with the US. According to a representative of the Iranian Foreign Ministry, only two former prisoners will return from the US, the other two will remain in the United States at their request. He added that another prisoner would join his family in a third country.